QUOTE(Eminenz CW @ Dec 28 2012, 11:37 AM)
Vennimala - The hill of victory
Vennimala, a stone's throw away from the bustling Kottayam Town is the serene and beautiful hill top destination, Vennimala is located nearly 15 km from the Kottayam town and can be assessed easily through the Kottayam- Kumili road.
Matrumala is located in Kooropada village and is about 8 km from Vennimala. The place can be accessed from Kottayam through Pampadi.
This quaint little village is located about 20 km northwest of Kottayam town. The place can be easily accessed from Kottayam by road as well as rail.
Alapra - Tradition and Tranquility
A little known hamlet, tucked away in the south east corner of district. Alapra is surrounded by lush forests. Alapra is located 45 km from Kottayam.
Ramapuram, a beautiful and quite village is located 15km from Pala town on the main road to Koothattukulam.
Kudamaloor - Heritage Heartland
If you want to experience the true typical Kerala rural ambience come to Kudamaloor.
As you travel form Vaikom to Ernakulam by road you pass three bridges in succession.
Pallam is located 5km to the south of Kottayam town and is accessible via the Main Central Road.
Located amidst shady rubber plantations, streams tinkle as they make their way through the rugged landscape and roars down cascading from a height of hundred feet.
This is one of the highest waterfalls in Kerala gushing down from a height of 235 feet.
This scenic stream and its breathtaking waterfalls are together referred to as the enchantress of the jungle.
This was quite interesting, I have never been to Kottayam before and would definitely love to give it a try. The places you mentioned are really attractive.